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blinkx Launches API For Connected Devices

Accessing a broad range of online video choices on connected devices is going to become a lot easier thanks to a new API that video search engine blinkx is announcing this morning. The API is available for standalone connected devices, TVs, game consoles and app developers. Suranga Chandratillake, blinkx’s founder and CEO explained to me that that approximately two-thirds of the 35 million hours of online video in blinkx’s index should be optimized for connected devices. The API is initially free, but as usage scales a formal revenue share kicks in. This is the same model blinkx uses with its web and mobile APIs.